The tragic animal hoarding case in Newark, Delaware highlights the dangers of animal hoarding:
“When officers arrived and entered the home, they smelled a pungent odor of urine, which made it difficult to breath, emanating throughout the house and observed the residence to be in deplorable conditions…
…Sandra Kelsch, 49, and her husband, Edward Kelsch, 48, were each charged with endangering the welfare of a child. They were released on $500 unsecured bail. Animal cruelty charges are pending against the couple by the Kent County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.”
I have been involved in a number of animal hoarding cases and inevitably the situation involved suspected mental illness. I am not trying to make a diagnosis from a news story article or telling the law officers how to do their job but it seems a little pointless to charge someone with animal cruely where the sanity of the person is obviously in question...." More
This blog was created to keep you up-to-date on animal hoarding and large scale animal news and cruelty.
Because hoarding and OCD disorders often overlap, we will also list news and information related to these topics, and how these illness's affect the hoarder, their family and friends, but most of all the animals, that suffer... "alone in a crowded room".
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